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County Expands Residential Single Stream Recycling Program
Published:
6/6/2013 11:02:39 AM


Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department is expanding its All-In-One residential single stream recycling program in an effort to continue to make recycling more convenient for residents.



Beginning the week of Monday, June 10, residents of the neighborhoods selected for Phase VI will receive All-In-One 95-gallon roll carts. Residents will be able to place all paper products (including cardboard) and all commingled containers (plastics #1-7, glass, aluminum and steel) into the new, large cart. Phase VI neighborhoods total 25,000 homes located in: Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, James Island, North Charleston and Sullivan’s Island.



“This is our largest expansion of the single stream recycling program to date,” explains Charleston County Councilmember Anna Johnson, who chairs Council’s Recycling/Solid Waste Committee. “With each expansion, we continue to see an increase in recycling participation and the amount of recyclable material collected as residents see how easy it is to recycle with the new roll carts. The success of this program is an important element in achieving our 40% recycling goal and extending the life of our landfill.”



Some neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant that are receiving new roll carts are also switching their recycling pick up day. Those neighborhoods include: Bayview Acres, Pirates Cove, the Old Village, Old Mount Pleasant, Old Village Landing, Saltgrass Point and Simmons Point 1 & 2. Residents in these areas will receive their new roll carts beginning the week of Monday, June 17 and will be switching their recycling pick up day to every other Thursday, with the first new service day occurring on Thursday, June 27.



Collection days for all other Phase VI neighborhoods will remain the same. Prior to delivery of new recycling roll carts, residents selected for the Phase VI expansion will receive notification in the mail that details how to use the carts and how to prepare the carts for service. Residents may elect to keep their smaller 22-gallon recycling bins for recycling stations around their home or they may stack their old, empty bins at the curb for pick up on the first day their new roll cart is serviced.



For more information on single stream residential recycling, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at (843) 720-7111 or visit recycle.charlestoncounty.org.

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